SAN ANTONIO, TX – Noted sports medicine physician Annette Zaharoff, MD, will help teach physicians from around the world learn about the proper and effective use of regenerative injection therapy to treat musculoskeletal and joint pain at the 20th annual Prolotherapy Research Symposium and Conference set for October 21-24 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Zaharoff will join nationally and internationally recognized experts to discuss and present the latest studies and research findings on the efficacy of prolotherapy, or regenerative injection therapy. Prolotherapy is treatment of tissue with the injection of an irritant solution such as dextrose into a joint space, weakened ligament, or tendon to relieve pain.

This year’s conference is titled: “The Anatomy, Diagnosis and Treatment of Myofascial Pain with Prolotherapy.” Myofascial pain is a chronic condition that affects the fascia, the connective tissue covering the muscles.

Hundreds of physicians from around the world will attend to learn about the basic and advanced use of prolotherapy to treat laxity of ligaments (loose ligaments) that often cause myofascial pain. The conference will include both presentations and hands-on workshops.  Conference-goers will learn about new clinical science research in injection therapy for conditions such as knee osetoarthritis, low pack pain and tendinopathies.

Dr. Zaharoff will present an overview on prolotherapy and other regenerative treatments at Thursday and Saturday morning’s opening sessions. She will also discuss specific treatment protocols for knee pain.  On Saturday, she will moderate an expert panel discussing advanced techniques in prolotherpay treatments.

Dr. Zaharoff has taught physicians from around the world for years on the safe and effective use of prolotherapy, and has been on nearly a dozen international missions to treat indigent people in Honduras and Mexico utilizing the regenerative injection therapy technique. These missions are organized by the non-profit Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation, on which Dr. Zaharoff serves as a member of the board of directors.  Dr. Zaharoff also serves on the Mayor’s Fitness Council in San Antonio.

The Prolotherapy Symposium and Conference is organized by the University of Wisconsin School of Public Health; the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; the Office of Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Public Health; and the non-profit Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation.

For more information about the prolotherapy conference, visit You can also contact Mary P. Doherty, Executive Director of the Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation, at 608-712-5518 or by email at

Dr. Zaharoff is a former professional tennis player who was on the WTA circuit. A recognized orthopedics and sports medicine expert, she has served as tournament physician or medical director for various amateur, college and professional athletic events, including the Australian Open.  She currently serves as Medical Director for the 2015 HEB Alamo Run Fest.

About Dr. Z

Dr. Annette Zaharoff, a former professional tennis player on the WTA circuit, heads the Non-Surgical Center of Texas on Huebner Road (  An expert in Rehabilitation Medicine, Dr. Zaharoff is recognized for utilizing cutting-edge, non-invasive treatments such as stem cell therapy, prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma injections with ultrasound guidance.  She is also a certified acupuncturist and incorporates a team approach with physical therapists in her treatment plans.